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SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1903.
Arizona Fugitive' Caught in Bostou. BOSTON.;; Jan. 16.-After haying been chased across the country by. Arizona of ficials, < who wanted him on a charge of embezzlement. Justice T. . Hinds was ar rested here to-day. » High Sheriff Joseph J. j Roberts of Prescott, A. T., immedia te •1y-'served '-requisition "papers upon Gov ernor Bates 'from"-' the Governor of Ari zona; charging Hinds ,with being a fugi tive. f rom [Justice.' _• Transactions' In a min ing eh"terprlso;are';said;to'be the basis of the against "Hinds. ';:.: . ;. ; . . Famous Bas Relief . Reported Stolen. ¦ ROME.' Jan. 16.— It has been reported here that the famous bas relief. "The De^ scent from the Cross," by Luca Delia Robbla. has been" stolen from the church of San Severo, Florence. The bas relief is. valued at J10O.OQO. Grand Jury Censures Trustees. SAN RAFAEL. Jan. 16.-The Grand Jury which was impaneled la*t November rendered its report thl« evening:. It cen sured the Trustees of Sausaiito for era nt- T!5 the pt'Olrooms of that city a license. Th« Urand Jury also censured the Town TruFteos of Fan Rafael for permitting Um; saloon men to remain open after n T- tn., which is a violation of the liquor crdinancc cl this city. Resolution Will Be Passed Settling the Controversy, on the Basis 'of a Truce. CHICAGO^ Jan. 16— After an all-day session here to-day the passenger repre sentatives of Western lines decided to do what they could under the rules to assist the Rock Island in tho position the latter assumed relative to immigration business. It is probable that neither the Rock Isl and nor the Southern Pacific will come back into the immigration fold, but that a resolution •.will. be. passed, which .will ect tl< the i-ontroverey upon- the. basis of a truce. It was; found impossible owing to RAILROAD AGENTS DECIDE TO AID THE ROCK ISLAND - ¦ '>•¦.» ¦¦*.-¦¦ ¦,¦: ¦¦• ¦ ¦ - -. the attitude of the Southern Pacific' and th*- Santa Fe to accede to the demands of tin; Rock Island, which Would have to be granted before the latter company would join the bureau. ¦ .--... :v ••¦ STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Jan. 16.— E. O. James, J02, of Mansfield," Ohio, has been made an assistant instructor in the department" of English literature. James' graduated from the English department last May and since that time has been doing post-graduate work. Dr. Ncwson, associate professor of mining and metal lurgy, has returned to the university after a four months' tour * through England, Wales and the Continent, where he visited all the principal mining schools. Dr. N'etrson regards the equipment,' laborato ries and methods of the American. schools in mining aa'supcrior to those of Europe. Former Student Now Instructor. Miss Kelly in some manner fell while entering the carriage. and either struck the operating handle starting the eleva tor/or else the employe became frightened and pulled the lever. At. any rate -the elevator snot : upward with Miss, Kelly hangins-half way out. It stopped on the floor'abbvc and crushed her" in a- most painful' manner. " She was : taken to the Cottage' HospUal, where It was 'thought one of her legs will have to be amputated before morning. , , , . SANTA BARBARA. Jan. 16.— Miss Anita P. Kelly, a sister of Mrs.- Charles Givcr naud of • New York, was seriously, if not fatally; Injured in an elevator accident at the Potter Hotel to-night. ./ \ Miss Anita Kelly Meets With a. Seri ous Accident in Santa Barbara Hotel. YOUNG "WOMAN CRUSHED .:,;;: BY RUNAWAY ELEVATOR STOCKTON, Jan. 16.— County Clerk Eu gene : D. Graham has received a letter from Governor Pardee calling attention to a representation made by the Secretary of State, upon complaint of the legation of. Portugal, alleging that citizens of Por tugal were using fraudulent and illegal means to ' secure naturalization papers. The complaint alleges that people who have not yet come over from the old country are illegally, securing naturaliza tion papers in the United States. The ob ject-seems to be to avoid military service in their native land. It is also claimed that Syrians and Armenians are resort- Ing to the same practice. Graham referred the letter to Superior Judges W. B. Nutjer and Frank H. Smith. Accompanying the letter of the Governor were copies of the complaint of the Por tuguese legation made to the Secretary of* State and the letter of Secretary of State John ; Hay. San Joaquin County Clerk Notified to Watch for Fraudulent Natu . v ralization. PORTUGAL COMPLAINS OF LOSING CITIZENS CARACAS, Jan. 16.-Mallet Prevost, who was sent to this country by a group of American capitalists to endeavor to convert the Venezuelan ; debt, . arrived here yesterday. He was' 'taken" from Curacao to Puerto Cabello on board a German man-of-war. He came overland from the latter place to Caracas. - The Venezuelan Government yesterday morning published a decree reopening overland trade with Colombia by the rivers Zulia and Catatumbo and the port of Villamlzar. This will afford 'an outlet for an enormous quantity of Colombian products, which have been blockaded for more than two years, "as there was no other means of reaching the coast. This decree will "benefit Venezuela as well as Colombia in a very high degree. Venez uela will -. collect transit dues and . will also be able to obtain food during th-s blockade. The decree will also have a tendency to soothe Colombia* Ire against this country. - : Special Dispatch to The -Call. EAST, LIVERPOOL. Ohio, Jan. 16.—In timate" friends in -tni9" city of the late George Barclay Mercer, known to the baseball "wtorld ' as "Winnie" Mercer,', and hio mother are firmly of the opinion that Mercer. was., not # a suicide, but was mur dered. After much discussion on the part of George Y.Tavis. manager of the team on which Mercer first played; George Carr of the Washlngtons and other close friends, a telegram was sent to-night to the Chief of Police of San Francisco ask ing him to make a close investigation. - Friends declare that the letters given out were "not written by Mercer, who never; signed himself "Winnie," and that the recent attempt to rob him of JSOOO shows that desperate men were after him. As for a shortage, they scout the idea, as he had property and also friends by the hundred who would have backed him for any . amount.' ", Telephone Companies Consolidate. PORTLAND, Or.. Jan. IS.— It 13 under stood that the Pacific States Telephone Company has absorbed the Columbia Tel ephone Company, which has its head quarters in this city. The Columbia Tel ephone Company has a capital atocfc of $•500,000. though only J100.00O i^pakl up. It has about 1200 subscribers in this city and a number of lone distance lines In ur« isoa HBl LONDON, Jan. 17.— In a dispatch from Cairo th*e -• correspondent of the Daily Mail reports the discovery in Syria of ono of the oldest Hebrew manuscript Bible?. It consists of five boots of the penta teuch written In Samaritan characters on gazelle parchment in the year 115 of th» Moslem era. It shows important differ ences from the existing text. HEBBEW MANUSCRIPT BIBLE IS DISCOVEEED IN SYRIA Is Written in Samaritan Character* and Shows Important Differ ences From Existing Text. tinued With Occasional Out breaks of Disorder. VIENNA, Jan. 17.— The session of th* Relchsrath which began Thursday con tinued until 6 o'clock Friday mornir.g. It was resumed at 10 o'clock Friday morn- Ing. The session has bpert continuous and the Reichsrath was 4ml sitting at 3 o'clock this morning. There have bc;n long obstruction speeches in the Czech language, with occasional outbreaks of disorder. The Czech minority is main taining a quorum in relay?. Most of the members, are sleeping in. the lobbies or playing cards. It 13 intended, in an en deavor to breah down obstruction, to ex tend the session until Sunday. Obstruction Tactics Are Being Con- MEMBEKS OF REICHSBATH SLEEP IN THE LOBBIES Advance the .Theory That "Winnie"/ Mercer Was Murdered. Venezuelan Decree Reopens Overland Trade With \ Colombia. . Blake said he understood that $4000 was first sent to bring home" a detachment' of the Chicago Ambulance Corps, but this was not a fact. The Boer Government paid the,passage of the detachment from Delagoa Bay to New York and supplied each man with an additional 520. Shortly after the detachment left Delagoa Bay the 54000. was received by United States Consul Hollis at Delagoa Bay, but as the detachment . sailed before the , funds ar rived," Hollis returned the money to the person who sent it and got his receipt. PAWTUCKKT, R. I-. Jan. ' 18.— Before the members of. several Irish societies, at a reception given in his honor to-night, Colonef John F. Blake, leader, of the Irish brigade in the Boer war. made what he said was his first statement as to the financial assistance given" to Irishmen In the field by. societies in this country. The statement cameras a surprise. lie said that the Clan-Na-Gael. claimed to have appropriated $15,000 with^ which to bring home . the Irish j brigade 'from South Af rica, and that- people now. are inquiring about the expenditure of that money. He disclaimed having received any money from organization, and had knowledge of "only two sums of money sent to the Transvaal. ¦ NEWMAN, III., Jan. 16.— A crowd of an gry . citizens held up a passenger train known, as the Decatur accommodation last evening and took every bit of coal out of the engine tender. This outburst T.as-due, perhaps, to a report .which came to Newman that there was coal on the siding ' at Montezuma, Ind., billed for Newman which the company refused to haul. The train carried United, States mall and was delayed several hours on account of the raid. It has since been learned that the re port wus untrue, and as soon as the coal was delivered to the road it was hauled to Newman. Special Dispjtch to The Call. FRIENDS LOTH TO REGARD HIM AS A SUICIDE Crowd of Angry Illinoisans P Holds Up Passenger Train. Leader of Irish Brigade 1= in South Africa Makes Revelation. CITIZENS LOOT ENGINE TENDER OF ITS COAL PARIS. Jan. 16.— Dr. Jenn Charcot hi* announced the plans f«»r an Arctic expe dition under the patronas* of the Acad emy of Science and the Ministry of Pub lic Instruction. A ship for the voyage I* now under construction at St. Malo. She will be specially equipped to resist lc-». The purty will leave France on May 15 for Spitzbergen and thence will start for Franz Josef Land. The expedition will b* exclusively French. Lieutenant De CJer lach, who commanded the Belgian Ant arctic steamer Belgica. will probably b« a member of the party, which will com prise several scientist*. Dr. Charcot say3 France has hitherto left Arctic exploration to foreigners anvl he hopes to revive French attention in the subject. Another Expedition to Be Exclu sively French Will Leave for Spitzbergen Next May. ARCTIC. EXPLORING SHIP NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED the prosecution was not undertaken by the Government, he declared, was that the director? were sheltering themselves behind members of the royal family. Mr. White added that he understood a royal Duke had invested his money In the company, and he believed that cer tain "hangers-on" at court were using the name of the King, and others for the purpose of hiding their own nefarious Oeeds. Other speakers declared that the share hold^ of the London and Globe were victims of: one of the most "terrible, he-artless and gigantic swindles of the present age." CASTRO'S COUP ROBS BLOCKADE OF ITS RIGOR -»- ONDON, Jan. 15.— At a meeting B~ to-day of the supporters of the B movement tojnjtiate the pros- B . ecutlon of Whittaker j Wright mi ma y and others connected with the ¦¦" failure of the London and Globe Finance Corporation. IJmit«l, • in which i conElder^fT>Ie~'Xnl0'ncan"money was lost, it was resolved to raise a' fund of $2J.O00 for the purpose. Arnold White, who presided, announce*! that $10,000 had been promised . alreafly; and said that unless the honor of the ad ministration of English law was to re main under a cloud Immediate. steps must te taken to sift the scandal. The reason COIN INTENDED FOR THE BOERS GOES ASTRAY l_OME. Jan. 16.— Cardinal Sera- BT fino Vannutelli has been ap- B 3 pointed Vice-Chancellor of the BWjT Catholic church In succession JL to Cardinal Parocchi, who '^^ died yesterday. The haste with which the Pope .filled the vacant office is much commented upon. Cardinal Vannutelli is now regarded as the proba ble successor of Pope Leo, as the vice- chancellorship is one of the highest posi tions.in the. papacy. . The Pope to-day received in private audi ence Francis McNutt and Mrs. McNutt of Washington, who presented the Pon /tift with a jubilee gift of four magnificent columns of alabaster from Tivoll. These have been erected in the throne-room, to hold candelabra on either side of th« throne. • .--¦:-. • .:¦ . - • ,,¦ •„ > | NQTED PRELATE WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND IS NOW LOOKED UPON. AS THE PROBABLE SUCCESSOR OF POPE LEO XIII. Financial Kings Ready to Accept Conservative Action. MANILA, Jan. 15.— With the continua tion of the trial of Major Edward B. Glenn of the Fifth Infantry, who is charged with having unlawfully killed seven prisoners of war in 8amar, a Span iard who wa3 at one time held prisoner by the insurgents testified that while he was confined in the headquarters of G?n« eral Luokan, in Samar, in May of 13f>0. he saw an American prisoner roasted t>> death. The. Spaniard said sticks were driven into the man's body and ho was slowly turned over until <3ead. The body was then left to be devoured bv host ile did not- know the man's name, but thought he was one of several officers or men who were missing in Samar ia 1300. Other witnesses reviewed the BaJangij* and Gandara and Catubig massaerss. The defense produced a letter written by the insurgent leader Gueverra. In whlc£. he admitted that the Balangiga massacre was contrary to the laws of warfare. Captain Abraham P. BufHngton of th« First Infantry testified that Brigadier General Jacob H. Smith had offered pro tection to the natives and urged them t9 come Inside the American lines. Lieu tenant Pratt testified that General Smith, in his orders, had directed that the war be waged against able-bodied men. not against women and children. American Army Officer in Saxnar Victim of Awful Cruelty. CAPTIVE ROASTED ALIVE. Death sentence ha3 been imposed upon one of the natives who murdered flva American soldiers in the cemetery «t Bonangonon, Luzon, on Decoration day of last year. MANILA. Jan. K -Constabulary Insjwo tor Fletcher, while traveling alone in th» province of Albay. Luzon, last Wednes day, was attacked by thirty bolomen. Fletcher killed five of his assailants, but was himself -wounded. "•¦>"> escaped and organized a party, which -pursued the bolonien, overtook them and killed six more. There will be another provision for making cfTccth e the law against prefer ential rat»s of transportation, and to pun ish severely not only the givers but the receivers of such preferences. There will be another provision dealing in the same way with corporations that »eek to interfere with the price-making !<ouer by secret arrangements or con lracts, and provision for the securing of evidence of such practices. There also will be a provision for Gov ernment investigation of trust methods. The bill will be reported from the bud comrnittec on trusts next week and will b*> a conservative measure. It will pro vide for four principles of regulation. There will be a modified provision for publicity, one that will not expose the legitimate business methods of firms to tl.cir rivals, but will provide a method for dealing with corporations that pursue such methods as will place them under suspicion. The disposition of Congress now is to make a careful and conservative begin ning in trust legislation to meet real evils. ?r.d not mtrrfrre with legitimate enter prise. If th»» way for such legislation is made too difficult at this session public m-'nlon will demand radical legislation fmm the next Congress and the pressure will be too heavy to resist with conserva tism. Morgan and his friends are readi ly £ft out of the way of the administra tion policy, and leading railroad men in control of such lines as the New York Central, the Pennsylvania and those controlled by Morgan are quite willing to have the law so strengthened as to pre vent discrimination in rates, especially if the punishment falls alike on the receiver a* wen as the giver of preferential rates. 1 \:e? say this would enable them to maintain published rates and prevent Kir at shippers holding them up for prefer ential rates. FEATURES OF PROPOSED BILL. tion of trusts at this session. Financial Interests have been told, not by the Presi dent, but by some of the most conserva tive Republican?: in Congress, that now is th*« arrepted time for them to get out of the way of the will of the people and get Into the administration ark before the tv;urrs are let locse in flood. ACTION WILL NOT BE RADICAL. Tho Morgan group of financier*, who ere principally interested in railroad prop erties and the steel trust, are ready to have *-jch legislation at this time. They profess to have discovered that the Pres ident Is not as radical as h? appearpd from his pp»*ches and messages, although tr» TrPFident has not changed his policy. The i-?al reason for the change of atti tude on the part of Morgan and his rriends is the knowledge that the Presi o>nt intends to call an extra session of the Fifty-eighth Congress if he does not f^oure some legislation for the regula- Morgan has. through one of his trusted rrrtners, aide known to some of the Re publican leaders in Congress that he will not resist an effort to pass a- bill which rroposes to have a department of coin mere*', through a bureau of corporations. make investigations as to the conduct of trusts; to rsake it as dangerous to the receive of rebates and secret freight dis «-nri5r.3.ticns as to the transportation < impanies that grant such rebates, and to prevent the interference of trusts with the r-riee-rr.aking power by secret con tracts or ¦understandings". B^jLta the trusts they began to consider the advisability of getting on the Presi dent's side of the question. Morgan has let it be known that he and liis friends will not resist conservative trust legislation like that proposed by tfce rub-committee which is at work formulating: a bill which will me.et the »>n ministration policy. The trust mag nates known as the Morgan group have reversed ihHr attitude on the trust ques tion a. d they desire to be known as pro moters of good trusts, not afraid of the Government's supervision and regulation. MORGAN SWINGS INTO LUTE. Congress failed to pass legislation to reg- bitration. They have learned to respect t he President's ¦words as meaning just >vhat they express and when he said there would be an extra session if this fptutl Difyxtch to 7h* Cell. WASHINGTON". Jan. :<S— President ! Roosevelt has convinced J. Pierpont Mor- ', Can tfctt row is the accepted time for > conservative legislation to regulate trusts. ! Morgan and tho-=e associated with him in | the great combinations known as the Mor- ; t&n group have become convinced that j the President means business now, as he j <!:•! •when he Insisted that the coal strike : e hould be ended by an agreement for ar- ', Lieutenant Governor James H. Tillman conducted . himself quietly and calmly during the day in the County Jail, where he had a comfortable room on the second floor. He had some new furniture brought tohls place of confinement and made himself comfortable. Visitors called upon him, but most of the day he spent in consultation with' his lawyers. Con gressman George WJ Croft, Judge Buch anan and Coleman L. Blease. Two of his counsel gave to the press, with a request that it be published, the following statement prepared by Till man: "I can only say that when the truth of. the unfortunate affair is known my friends, as well a« the people, .will know how thoroughly " I " was justified In doing as I did. "The statements already published ] in the newspapers j are untrue, and at the proper time this I will, be ready to show. Bfyond this I don't care to make any fur ther statement. . I . "JAMES H. TILLMAN." ' It ii understood here that Colonel Till man'J line of defense j will be that he thought Gonzales was armed, that he saw a weapon in the editor's coat pocket and that Gonzales . had his hand in his coa^t pocket. He Is said to contend that he had every^ reason to believe that Gonzales was armed. Gonzales' friends say that he was not armed.. . ; ; fJj Tillman will claim that when he raised the pistol the second time at Gonzales he did so expecting Gonzales to defend him self, and he lowered hls^Weapon because there was no .response, and not because of anything Gonzales said. Tillman, it is understood.' will .contend also .that he had not met "Gonzales before.. This is denied by Gonzales': friends, who say Gonzales and Tillman' were in* the same chamberat the State Capitol together. Mrs. Tillman arid! Mrs.' George B. Till man arc expected here to-night." Gonzales' wound was dressed shortly before 10 o'clock this morning and later Dr. Guerry announced that the stricken man was holding his own and was as well as could be expected, but that the odds were against his recovery. His pulse was 110; temperature, 00; respiration, 2S. Ho rested well until after 1 o'clock, and this fact gave some encouragement to his physicians, but a period of restlessness followed at 2 o'clock. .At f> o'clock in the evening the wound was again dressed and was. found. to be in a satisfactory condi tion.' His conditioji, the surgeons an nounced, was critical, but was as good as they could expect. There had ..been no change during the day and at 9 o'clock to-night the doctors said' that his pulse was 120 ..and temperature 100. They thought the first crisis would be reached during the night. - TILLMAN MAKES STATEMENT. ¦ Whlls~tticTe~ is a" great dearof "feeling over the rtfWfr it can be said ¦ wlthj ; pof>; Hivencss'-that,*. there f iW itabsoluieljr^nO thought of violence, against Tillmaii on the part of Gbnzales' friends. 'AH sensa tional reports of threats against Tillman' s life: in the- event that the stricken editor should die are baseless, as it is the wish cf Gonzales and his closest friends. that the affair should be left for the courts to settle. . - -. : COLUMBIA. S. C, Jan. 16.-Editor N. G. Gonzales, who was shot and seriously wounded' yesterday by Lieutenant Gover nor THlmari on' the most traveled street In the. capital of South Carolina, was holding Ills »own at ,9) o'clock lo-nigut. There had been .no; change since last night. The crisis is yet to eonie. ¦ Tlie test surgeons in this part of the 3tate are Ocknff all they can to save- his life, but hold out little hope. .At the:same time Gonzales is making: a ¦ plucky ti^ht. As he has a . strors constitution, excellent habits and aresolute will it' is' thougnt there is a chance that he will pull through notwithstanding his critical condition and the serious condition ¦ of his wound. No one, not even members. of his family, is allowed to see the patitnt. - This morning' when the city schools as sembled and prayers Were said they in cluded an appeal to. God for the recovery of Gonzales. At the South Carolina, Col lege prayers were offered .up for the re covery of -the stricken- editor and even In the Senate chamber, where Lieutenant Governor Tlllman had; presided shortly before the shooting-, , the chaplain prayed that the Afmlghty would" savVthe "life of Gonzales. NO FEAR OF VIOLENCE. Constabulary Inspector Flet cher Fights Thirty' Assassin's Defense Will; Be That He Thought Foe , ". Was Armed. Lives of Eleven Na tives Pay for an Attack, . Prayers for ; His ; Re covery Are Offered in Schools. White House Wins the Acquiescence of Morgan. Surgeons Offer hut > Gonzales. j Will Not Seek to Defeat Trust Measure. Philippine Bolomen Catch American Tartar. Leader in the Movement to Prosecute Lon don and Globe Finance Corporation Di rectors Makes Sensational Declaration Appoints Cardinal Vannuielli to the High Station and That Prelate Is Now Looked Upon as the Probable Future Pontiff TILLMAN'S VICTIM IS VERY WEAK WALL STREET CAPITULATES TO PRESIDENT UNAIDED HE SLAYS FIVE ASSAILANTS CLAIMS SWINDLERS SEEK THE SHELTER OF ROYAL FAMILY POPE MAKES QUICK SELECTION OF NEW VICE CHANCELLOR PRICE FIVE CENTS. VOLUME XCIII— XO. 4S. The San Francisco Call PROMOTER IMPLICATED IN ALLEGED SWINDLES CONNECTED WITH THE FAILURE OF THE LONDON" AND GLOBE CORPORA TION. WHO WII..L BE PROSECUTED IN THE ENGLISH COURTS.